International Mathematical Olympiad

This year the International Mathematical Olympiad, the world championship of secondary school mathematics, was held in Colombia. The results of the British team were unusually good, and they were ranked 9th best in the world.

The six students obtained 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze. The British result was markedly stronger than that of any other EU country, and in Europe was second only to that of Russia.

The contestant Andrew Carlotti now has the strongest medal record of any British competitor, overtaking both Simon Norton and the late John Rickard.

France finished above Germany for the first time since reunification, and the nations of the Far East are becoming stronger at this event, just as those of central and eastern Europe are mostly not doing so well.

The British report is here.

British participation is organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.